It’s Official: DOJ Opens Criminal Probe into Planned Parenthood Baby Body Part Harvesting

 The Justice Department is investigating abortion giant Planned Parenthood over claims the organization profited from an illegal baby body part trafficking ring.
Fox News confirmed a federal investigation Thursday when it obtained a letter from Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd to the Senate Judiciary Committee requesting unredacted records from the panel’s previous congressional probe into Planned Parenthood.

“The Department of Justice appreciates the offer of assistance in obtaining these materials, and would like to request the Committee provide unredacted copies of records contained in the report, in order to further the Department’s ability to conduct a thorough and comprehensive assessment of that report based on the full range of information available,” Boyd’s letter to the committee stated.

The possibility of a federal criminal probe into the organization first emerged last month when the FBI requested the unredacted documents, however, Committee Chair Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) demanded the agency submit a letter assuring the docs would be used for an investigation.

“The letter, sent to Grassley and Feinstein on Thursday, is a rare confirmation by the Justice Department of a federal investigation,” reports Fox News.

Boyd’s letter to the Judiciary Committee continued, “At this point, the records are intended for investigative use only—we understand that a resolution from the Senate may be required if the Department were to use any of the unredacted materials in a formal legal proceeding, such as a grand jury.”

The probe follows Grassley’s recommendation in December 2016 that the FBI investigate Planned Parenthood due to evidence showing the organization had benefited financially from an illegal baby body part trafficking scheme.

“The report documents the failure of the Department of Justice, across multiple administrations, to enforce the law that bans the buying and selling of human fetal tissue,” Grassley stated at the time. “It also documents substantial evidence suggesting that the specific entities involved in the recent controversy, and/or individuals employed by those entities, may have violated that law.”

Probes into Planned Parenthood were first prompted by a 2015 14-video exposé from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), which had undercover journalists posing as baby organ buyers secretly video tape high-level Planned Parenthood operatives discussing profiting from the barbarous trade.

In one video, CMP journalists captured Dr. Mary Gatter, president of the medical directors’ council at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, haggling over baby body part prices and at one point exclaiming she wanted to use the profits to purchase a Lamborghini.

A statement from CMP indicates the group is pleased with the revelation of a federal probe.

Over two years ago, citizen journalists at The Center for Medical Progress first caught Planned Parenthood’s top abortion doctors in a series of undercover videos callously and flippantly negotiating the sale of tiny baby hearts, lungs, livers, and brains. Since then, two Congressional investigations found even deeper wrongdoing and confirmed that Planned Parenthood Federation of America, several of their biggest affiliates, and multiple business partners broke the law in a profit-driven scheme to commodify dismembered baby body parts. It is time for public officials to finally hold Planned Parenthood and their criminal abortion enterprise accountable under the law.

Planned Parenthood has maintained its innocence saying they “strongly” disagreed with Grassley’s recommendation and what they did was perfectly legal, “especially in light of the fact that the investigations by three other Congressional committees, and investigations in 13 states including a Grand Jury in Texas, have all shown that Planned Parenthood did nothing wrong.”

An overview of President Trump’s 2018 Fiscal Year Budget includes a statement affirming the administration intends to follow through on a campaign promise to defund Planned Parenthood.

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Safe or dangerous? The FDA is wishy washy about drug safety — the whole system is about money, not health

Image: Safe or dangerous? The FDA is wishy washy about drug safety — the whole system is about money, not health

(Natural News) In 2014, global annual pharmaceutical revenues exceeded $1 trillion for the first time in history, with most of these revenues being generated in the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with protecting public health by scrutinizing the drugs these pharmaceutical companies produce to ensure that they are safe and serve the best interests of the American public.

The FDA’s website confidently claims:

FDA is responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medical products more effective, safer, and more affordable and by helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medical products and foods to maintain and improve their health.

Is the FDA living up to its mandate? We believe that the answer to that question is a resounding “no!” (Related: Find out how the FDA protects Big Pharma at FDA.news.)

For one thing, the FDA has failed to educate the public about the best way to “maintain and improve their health.” While it is very keen to approve pharmaceutical drugs to solve health issues, very little emphasis is placed on educating the public about how to prevent illness in the first place. Instead of educating people about healthy eating, the right evidence-based supplements, physical exercise, getting sufficient sleep, and so on, the FDA has continued to push what Mike Adams, the Health Ranger and editor of Natural News calls a “pharmaceutical pill-popping approach.”

Adams recently interviewed Dr. Jack Wolfson, D.O., a board-certified cardiologist and author of The Paleo Cardiologist: The Natural Way to Heart Health, about a better way to deal with America’s ever-increasing number of illnesses – a way that does not continue to benefit the bloated healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Dr. Wolfson agrees that “there is a better way to heart health” than simply to keep sending more and more drugs to market as the FDA has done for years. He believes that America’s sick care industry is simply not sustainable. He also notes that while some pharmaceutical drugs do work, they are often exorbitantly expensive and always have side effects.

An example of this is a class of cardiology drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors which reduce cholesterol. These drugs carry a price tag of $15,000 a year, and are being pushed by pharmaceutical companies and the insurance industry as miracle drugs. In spite of FDA approval, however, Dr. Wolfson referenced a study published in the spring of 2017 in the New England Journal of Medicine, which he says showed that the drug does not save lives.

Nonetheless, this class of drugs represents a $250 billion a year industry, and you can be sure that the FDA won’t be recalling them any time soon.

Dr. Wolfson also explained that even in patients who do derive benefits from such drugs, there are serious negative side effects, including depletion of CoQ10, and a steroid-like hormone which is highly concentrated in the brain. Lowering levels of this hormone in Parkinson’s and other patients with movement disorders can have disastrous consequences.

Of course, over the years literally dozens of drugs have been pulled off the market by the FDA for being dangerous – even after they were initially approved by the FDA as safe! (Related: FDA to withdraw two generic ADHD drugs after determining they have no therapeutic effects.)

In addition to being dangerous and toxic, pharmaceutical drugs are incompatible with the human body and mask the symptoms of disease instead of addressing its root causes. Dr. Wolfson notes that often patients are prescribed dangerous drugs when all they needed was to supplement their magnesium or potassium levels, or to increase their intake of Omega 3 fish oil, for example. Others simply need to remove gluten from their diet, increase their exposure to sunshine, or get more sleep.

He insists, “There are so many things that should be addressed before we reach for any dangerous pharmaceutical.”

Of course, the FDA is fully aware that prevention is far better than cure. But then, who’s going to make any money if everybody takes responsibility for their own health and starts tackling the causes of disease rather than its symptoms?

Watch Adams’ full interview with Dr.Wolfson, below.

Sources include:

Statista.com

Amazon.com

FDA.gov

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New intolerant narrative of the deranged Left: All MEN are dangerous, simply for being men

Image: New intolerant narrative of the deranged Left: All MEN are dangerous, simply for being men

(Natural News) In the modern age, the Alt-Left has decided that men should no longer be men but rather neutered, cowering wimps who are too weak to stand up for themselves or to the stronger women who should be running things anyway (or so we’re told).

That helps explain much of the anger over Hillary Clinton’s monumental loss to Donald J. Trump in the Nov. 2016 election, especially among the feminist crowd, most of whom were certain they would be celebrating the country’s first female president ever (as if gender should even be a qualifier for the most powerful position in the free world).

But it makes sense that these feminist snowflakes would melt down in anger at the prospect of another male president — especially Alpha Male Donald Trump, whose demeanor is certainly far too masculine for their taste.

It also helps explain why the Alt-Left’s newest anti-male narrative centers around the assertion that just being a man makes someone inherently dangerous, thus the need to neuter and disempower all males — and the sooner the better.

Here are some examples of this gender lunacy.

As reported by PJ Media, Lisa Wade, a sociology professor at Occidental College, recently wrote in an article for Public Books that “we should reject the idea that men have a psychic need to distinguish themselves from women.”  How come?  Well, of course, because “masculinity is toxic.”

Not only that but society should be “suspicious of males who strongly identify as men.”

“If we are going to finish the gender revolution, then, we need to call masculinity out as a hazardous ideology and denounce anyone who chooses to identify with it,” Wade declared — without the slightest hint she is even aware just how out there she really is.

It gets better (or worse, depending on your perspective). (Related: INTOLERANCE on parade: Liberal university berates professor for daring to debate non-traditional gender pronouns.)

On a recent program, Fox News host Tucker Carlson had a raging feminist on as a guest who also complained about “toxic masculinity” (recognizing a pattern here?) and proceeded to claim that in all things, women are just better because they are incapable of doing anything wrong.

“Women are better, unfortunately. We are not the murderers of our society. We are not committing the crimes. We commit less than 20 percent of the crimes. So actually, men are not as good as women. We are actually better. We’re safer,” said magazine publisher Cathy Areu.

Carlson responded, “But what about men who transition to women? So if a man says, if he’s got a terrible case of toxic masculinity, he’s on his deathbed dying from toxic masculinity…and he says, Bam, ‘I’m a woman now,’ does it cure him?”

“Well, I would hope so. He would be the better gender, so I hope so,” she responded.

Groan. Isn’t this ‘genderism’? Is she being a “genderist?” Isn’t that a violation of civil rights laws?

But seriously, what should we expect? To the Alt-Left today, ‘strongly identifying’ as a male is seen as abnormal, threatening, dangerous, improper… weird. Not so much if a woman “strongly” identifies as a woman (and a strong woman at that, along the model of Hillary or Michelle Obama, of course). Or not so much of males ‘identify’ as females (or females of a different color)…or as something other than “strong male.”

These lunatic feminists have long pointed to incidents of sexual harassment and rape as the reason why we should be de-male-ing males — after all, when you can “artificially inseminate” to become pregnant, who even needs the other gender anyway, right?

Of course, they claim their case has been strengthened by the recent rash of sexual assault and harassment charges that have been made public by women who, for years, chose not say anything about the abuse they were experiencing from ‘strong (mostly liberal) males’ (like Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, and a series of Democratic congressmen). That tide seems to have changed, and for the better, because the solution isn’t making men weak or obsolete, it’s improving our society so that men (and women) behave better towards each other.

But this is the state of Western, mostly American, cultural thought today: Men are the problem, women are the solution, and there’s no sense in even debating that anymore.

What’s sad is that, obviously, there are educated women who actually believe that. Follow more news on the runaway intolerance of the deranged Left at Intolerance.news.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

Sources include:

DailyCaller.com

PJMedia.com

CampusInsanity.com

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Report: Trump continues to question Obama’s birth certificate

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump questioned the politics of his decision to finally acknowledge former President Barack Obama was born in the US, which he did late during the campaign in 2016, according to a source close to the White House.

The source said that shortly after he made the statement, Trump told aides that he would have done better in the polls had he continued to stand his ground on the birth certificate issue.
Trump has continued to question the legitimacy of Obama’s birth certificate during private conversations in recent months, The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing advisers who discussed Trump’s statements.
NYT: Trump still questions Obama's birth certificate

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Trump still questioning Obama’s birthplace is just one of several instances The Times pointed to as examples of the President’s reliance on “manufactured facts,” as the newspaper reported Tuesday.
One sitting US senator quoted by the Times, “who listened as the President revived his doubts” about the issue, “chuckled” when speaking about what was said. Trump “has had a hard time letting go of his claim that Mr. Obama was not born in the United States,” the senator, who “asked not to be named to discuss private conversations,” told The New York Times.
CNN has not independently confirmed the reporting. The White House did not immediately return CNN’s request for comment.
Although Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961, Trump publicly questioned Obama’s citizenship for several years before saying in a news conference during the 2016 election that he believed the nation’s first African-American president was born in the US.
In September 2016, Trump said, “President Barack Obama was born in the United States.”
The White House released copies of Obama’s original long-form birth certificate in 2011 in an attempt to put the rumors to bed.
Tuesday’s report came days after The Times reported that Trump also was questioning the authenticity of the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape.
The tape was a recording from several years ago in which Trump could be heard bragging about groping women, and he apologized soon after the tape surfaced last fall.
Two White House officials said there have been discussions about The Times story behind-the-scenes.
One aide described “whispers” among officials who apparently heard Trump questioning the authenticity of the tape, while another staffer said a senior official has been assuring colleagues that the Times report is not true.
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New Genetically Modified Tomatoes May Soon Hit The Marketplace

genetically modified tomatoes

By Natasha Longo

Tomatoes were one of the first commercially available genetically modified (GM) crops ever. GM tomatoes are about to make a comeback in 2018 as Chinese and French researchers reveal details of how they genetically-engineered tomatoes to boost vitamins and other nutrients.

Earlier forms of this GM crop included the transgenic tomato (FlavrSavr) which had a “deactivated” gene. This meant that the tomato plant was no longer able to produce polygalacturonase, an enzyme involved in fruit softening. The premise was that tomatoes could be left to ripen on the vine and still have a long shelf life, thus allowing them to develop their full flavour. Normally, tomatoes are picked well before they are ripe and are then ripened artificially.

These GM tomatoes, however, did not meet their expectations. Although they were approved in the US and several other countries, tomatoes with delayed ripening have disappeared from the market after peaking in 1998.

Despite organic tomatoes being more nutritious than conventional, scientists think they can rise above nature to produce high nutrient GM tomatoes which produce compounds which are impossible in those naturally grown.

Tomatoes have recently been genetically modified to produce a peptide that mimics the actions of HDL cholesterol that biotechnology groups are promoting to supposedly reduce heart disease.

Producing A Genetically Modified Tomato

In collaboration with researchers from the University of Hong Kong (HKU), the team succeeded in isolating a specific plant chemical pathway to enhance phytosterol content by 94%, squalene (210%), provitamin A (169%) and lycopene (111%).

Currently there are no genetically modified tomatoes available commercially. In 2014, Norfolk Plant Sciences attempted to commercialise its produce, a genetically modified purple-fleshed tomato that contained high levels of anti-oxidants and anthocyanins.

Teaming up with Canadian-based New Energy Farms, the venture sought to grow a crop of blue tomatoes for use in clinical trials required to obtain regulatory approval.

In March of this year, Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, UK detailed a gene-editing technique (CRISPR/Cas9) that made tomatoes resistant to a potent fungal pathogen.

Study Details

Led by Chye, the Wilson and Amelia Wong professor in plant biotechnology at HKU, alongside colleagues from the Institut de Biologie Moleculaire des Plantes in Strasbourg, France, the trial involved inserting a gene from an Indian mustard plant into a tomato plant.

The team found that as well as the boost vitamin E, provitamin A and lycopene compared to the control group, the increase resulted in a darker colour of the carotenoids extracted from the modified tomatoes.

GM Tomatoes in the EU

While tomatoes have been regularly used as a model organism to study the effect of climate in fruit ripening, its commercial history is a chequered one.

The Flavr Savr breed of tomato became the first commercially available genetically modified food engineered to have a longer shelf life. Launched in 1994, the tomato did not appeal to consumers and were withdrawn in 1997.

Currently Europe has yet to come to a decision regarding certain technologies implemented to create GMO foods.

In 2007, the European Union set up working groups to clarify how newer cis- and intragenic techniques fit into its existing prohibition of most genetically modified foods.

These working groups published a report in 2012, but not all recommendations were made available to the public.

The commission were scheduled to provide an update in 2015 but pushed back the release of its findings.

In 2016, the French Council of State asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to rule whether or not new GMO techniques, including CRISPR-Cas fell under EU GMO law.

The council also asked the ECJ if these ‘new plant breeding techniques’ were to become exempt from EU GMO rules, would this endanger the precautionary principle.

So far, no crops derived from these breeding techniques have yet received EU authorisation because of the uncertain legal situation.

One of the issues EU regulation is wrestling with is whether CRISPR is a definitive GMO technique.

There is the suggestion that CRISPR, when used to change a number of nucleotides to knockin or knockout various endogenous gene pathways in a crop organism, the plant is not considered GMO.

Conversely, an organism is considered GMO if CRISPR is used to insert an entire exogenous gene sequence into an organism.

According to the French Council of State, the ruling is expected around April 2018.

Sources:
wiley.com
nature.com
scientificamerican.com
telegraph.co.uk

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Warnings over net-connected Christmas gadgets

Net-connected toys and gadgets bought as Christmas gifts could put the privacy and safety of children at risk, warns the UK’s data regulator.

Many toys have poor security, easy to guess passwords and cannot be updated to fix bugs, said deputy information commissioner Steve Wood.

Some are so poorly protected that they could be used by hackers as a route into a home network, he said.

He urged parents to take care when buying the smart devices.

Buying power

“You wouldn’t knowingly give a child a dangerous toy, so why risk buying them something that could be easily hacked into by strangers?” said Mr Wood.

Anyone thinking about buying a connected toy or device should research it carefully, he said, to find out if it has a good or bad reputation when it comes to protecting the data it will handle.

Parents should ideally try out any gadget and familiarise themselves with privacy settings before wrapping it for Christmas Day, he added.

The pre-gift check should give parents a chance to change default usernames and passwords to stronger alternatives. It could also be a chance to turn off any remote viewing options on those devices and toys that sport a camera.

Parents should also vote with their wallet and avoid connected devices or wearables that have earned a reputation for leaking or losing data.

“If consumers reject products that won’t protect them, then developers and retailers should soon get the message,” he said.

Spying devices

Nick Viney, from security firm McAfee, said: “People must realise the value of their data to cybercriminals and not ignore the risks of being connected until it’s too late.

“After families rip open their presents next month, they must take a moment to consider whether they’re adequately protected.”

Mr Wood’s warning comes soon after a German regulator banned some smartwatches aimed at children.

The country’s Federal Network Agency branded watches that can be used to track children as spying devices. The Agency said the watches broke strict surveillance laws.

Also, in mid-November, consumer advisers Which? issued a warning about the security risks of several net-connected toys. It wrote to retailers to ask them to stop stocking the toys and said many could be used as spying devices.

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Amish farmer facing 68 years in federal prison for making homemade products

Image: Amish farmer facing 68 years in federal prison for making homemade products

(Natural News) When most people imagine their golden years, they don’t envision spending the last decades of their life in a federal prison, but for 56-year-old Samuel Girod, that threat is very real — thanks to the FDA. Girod is facing 68 years in jail for the simple crime of creating his own all-natural homemade products. Father to 12 and grandfather to 25, Girod has been facing a 12-count indictment since 2015.

Trouble first arose for the Amish farmer back in 2013, when someone reported his homemade products to the state health department of Missouri. An injunction was put in place by a federal judge in the state, banning Girod from making some of his products until specific conditions were met. One of those conditions was an inspection of the property where Girod’s products were made — prompting the state of Kentucky to become involved. Production of these homemade, natural products reportedly took place at Girod’s family home, somewhere along Satterfield Lane in Bath County.

Bath County residents were seemingly appalled when they learned of their neighbor’s fate. “I can’t even figure out what he has done wrong. They live at the foot of the cross and the thought of one of them intentionally doing something wrong is outrageous,” Suza Moody, a fellow Bath County resident commented.

Family friend Sally Oh said, “They are just devastated. I mean when they brought him out in handcuffs. It was awful.” Oh went on to say that the FDA had taken issue with the way some of Girod’s products were labeled. Girod’s Chickweed Salve was a particular point of contention. According to Oh, the salve’s ingredients include rosemary, beeswax, olive oil.

“It said ‘Chickweed Salve’ up top, then on down said ‘Cures Cancer.’ Which for some people it did, but he can’t say that. So he changed it to say ‘Healing Chickweed,’ but they said no you can’t say healing. So now it just says ‘Original Chickweed,’” she explained.

Moody questioned whether or not the proposed punishment really fit the crime. “I mean do you go to jail because you’ve messed up a label on a product?”

“I thought you went to jail because you did something bad. I mean he mislabeled something? I doubt he knew any better,” she added.

According to the FDA, Girod is also guilty of handing out pamphlets that advertised his products’ efficacy in the treatment of a variety of conditions. Because of those claims,  the FDA says the products are defined as drugs, under the federal food, drug, and cosmetic act — even though multiple tests have shown no drugs are used in the products.

Defined drugs are also required to have their place of production registered with the FDA. Unsurprisingly, the Girod farm is not registered — and they likely did not know the salves they were making could be construed as “drugs.”

Another one of Girod’s products, TO-MOR-GONE, has also come under fire. The product is said to be “very good at removing tumors,” and also contains bloodroot — which can be caustic and cause scarring. This, the FDA alleges, makes for much more than a simple labeling mistake. Along with all of this, the FDA claims that Girod prevented their agents from entering the family home to “inspect” the conditions, and allege that he continued to sell his products after the injunction was placed.

Since 2015, Girod has fired his appointed attorney and has chosen to represent himself. WKYT reports, “The Amish farmer filed a motion to dismiss his case, citing a lack of due process, lack of standing, and lack of jurisdiction. A judge denied the motion and set a status conference back in August.”

Girod missed the status hearing, Ms. Oh believes that he simply did not understand he had to be there. A warrant was then issued for his arrest.

Due to the increasingly volatile nature of the situation, the Bath County Sheriff reportedly wrote a letter to the authorities involved, citing his concerns about the “ongoing ruthless and relentless attack against one of his constituents.” The letter also noted that Girod had been placed in the protective custody of his office.

For about five months, Girod was considered a “fugitive” and was arrested at the family farm in Janurary. He now waits in jail without bail until his trial date arrives, which is scheduled for late February.

The real issue here is the fact that the FDA is persecuting a man with no ill intent: the so-called crimes he committed with no malicious intent, and his products have reportedly never harmed anyone. And yet, the FDA approves drugs that don’t work and come with horrible side effects, as long they are listed on the label. The agency has even banned intravenous vitamin C, so it’s not that surprising that they’re throwing the book at Girod.

The extreme punishment being proposed for Girod is far and away from fitting the “crime” he committed — not that you can really call it a crime; a mistake perhaps. His failure to understand the inner-workings of the corrupt FDA system does not warrant 68 years of imprisonment.

Child rapists go free while an Amish man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for making salves. And this is what we’re supposed to believe justice looks like?

Sources: 

FreedomOutpost.com

Kentucky.com

WKYT.com

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President Trump Will Permit Citizens to Buy Military Surplus 1911 Pistols

President Trump is set to sign the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which contains an amendment that allows U.S. citizens to acquire military surplus 1911 pistols.

The sales will occur under the auspices of the Civilian Marksmanship Program, which has been selling approved military surplus weapons to citizens for more than 100 years.

According to the International Business Times, it currently costs the U.S. military approximately $2 a day to store one pistol, and there are an estimated 100,000 1911s that are being stored. So that is a $200,000 expenditure the military can erase and replace with a profit, or at least of a recoup of costs, by selling the firearms.

The 1911 is one of the most popular handguns ever developed. It is valued for military use, home defense, self-defense, and concealed carry. Although the military’s 1911s were made by Colt, citizens have long been purchasing civilian models from Colt as well. These range from the basic government model to 1911s with finely tuned triggers and target barrels that allow for incredible accuracy in competitive shooting.

Kimber, Sig Sauer, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Rock Island, Springfield Armory, and others produce numerous 1911 variants for the civilian market each year as well. But through the Civilian Marksmanship Program, Americans will not only acquire a 1911, but a piece of U.S. military history, an exciting opportunity.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.

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One shot outside Missouri mall, brawls close Alabama shopping center as Black Friday begins

One person was shot outside a Missouri mall as swarms of shoppers looking for Black Friday deals saw chaos pop up throughout the country.

An unidentified 19-year-old received life-threatening injuries after being shot in the parking lot of a center in the college town of Columbia late Thursday night, according to KMIZ.

It was not immediately clear what caused the shooting at the mall, which was open until midnight on Thanksgiving as would-be savers began looking for deals before the unofficial commercial holiday began.

Another shopping center in Alabama saw an outbreak of violence Thursday, with brawls shutting down a late-night session early.

Police in Hoover, outside Birmingham, broke up fights at the Riverchase Galleria outside Birmingham, with Al.com reporting that one person was treated for injuries by paramedics.

The Riverchase Galleria in Alabama was shut down after brawls erupted during shopping.

The Riverchase Galleria in Alabama was shut down after brawls erupted during shopping.

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Social media video that appeared to be from the scene showed officers restraining two women amid scattered clothes and displays, though no information about arrests was immediately available.

Shopping at the mall set to run until midnight was cut off at 11:20 p.m.

Both the mall in Missouri and Alabama are set to reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday.

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Church of Sweden Worships “Gender Neutral” God

Kit Daniels
Prison Planet.com
Nov. 24, 2017

Contradicting Jesus Christ, the Church of Sweden is now encouraging clerics to use “gender neutral” pronouns when referring to God instead of “Lord” or “He.”

The largest church in the country says it wants to be more “inclusive,” a countrywide trend that began when Swedes started appeasing Muslim migrants.

 

The guidelines appear in the church’s new handbook on how to conduct worships service.

“Of course, the traditional expressions of Christian faith remain in the new worship book, however, some gender-neutral ways of addressing God have been added in some prayers,” said church official Sofija Pedersen Videke, with emphasis added. “As in Hebrew, the Holy Spirit is now grammatically female also in the Swedish Worship Book, following our Bible translation from year 2000.”

“For example, in the introduction of the worship, there are three different options. Two of them contain the traditional ‘In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit’, using ‘Spirit’ in its female form. The third alternative is ‘In the name of the Triune God’.”

Critics say the guidelines contradict both the Holy Bible and the Holy Trinity, the latter which refers to God as “the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

“So Jesus said, ‘When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me,’” reads John 8:28 (NASB).

Of course, there’s no coincidence the Church of Sweden’s shift away from traditional Christianity coincides with the rise of Islam in the Scandinavian country.

 

As we reported, one of the church’s bishops, Eva Brunne, was spearheading the campaign to remove Christian crosses to make newly-arrived Muslims feel at home in Sweden, which now has the highest incidence of reported rapes in Europe and one of the highest in the world.

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